Rebecca Hall, Jason Bateman, Joel Edgerton in The Gift

Gem of Discomfort

The return of the classic thriller.

Sep 7, 2015, Vol. 20, No. 48 • By JOHN PODHORETZ



Robert Frost speaks with Dartmouth students (1947).

Another Op’nin, Another Show

But is anyone noticing?

Aug 24, 2015, Vol. 20, No. 47

Rebecca Ferguson as Ilsa Faust

Mission Improbable

The increasingly unwilling suspension of disbelief.

Aug 17, 2015, Vol. 20, No. 46

Amy Schumer, Bill Hader

Auteur, Auteur

Amy Schumer benefits from Judd Apatow’s formula.

Aug 3, 2015, Vol. 20, No. 44

Paul Dano as the young Brian Wilson

Genius Is Pain

But there are fewer laurels for craftsmanship.

Jul 27, 2015, Vol. 20, No. 43

Anger, Disgust, Joy, Fear, Sadness

Bland Exterior

Inside Riley Anderson is the better place to be.

Jul 20, 2015, Vol. 20, No. 42

Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard

Monster Mash

The dinosaur quality of a blockbuster franchise.

Jun 29, 2015, Vol. 20, No. 40

Melissa McCarthy

Company Gal

Not for the first time, the star outshines the movie.

Jun 22, 2015, Vol. 20, No. 39

Blythe Danner

Blythe Spirit

The heart and soul of a late revelation.

Jun 15, 2015, Vol. 20, No. 38

Mad Max

Max Redux

The first postapocalyptic vision remains the best.

May 25, 2015, Vol. 20, No. 35

Marvel people

Comic Opera

When the superheroes join forces, it’s time to head for the hills.

May 18, 2015, Vol. 20, No. 34

Ronit Elkabetz

Immovable Force

The camera as chronicler of marital deadlock.

May 11, 2015, Vol. 20, No. 33

Alicia Vikander

Mind Over Matter

A robot by any other name .  .  .

Apr 27, 2015, Vol. 20, No. 31

Adam Driver, Ben Stiller

The Second Life

A comic bridge across the generation gap.

Apr 20, 2015, Vol. 20, No. 30

Charles Walters (behind the camera), Judy Garland in ‘Summer Stock’ (1950)

It Takes a Village

The ‘auteur theory’ meets the life and work of Charles Walters

Apr 6, 2015, Vol. 20, No. 29

Liam Neeson, Joel Kinnaman

The Hit Parade

Liam Neeson in action is worth watching. But for how long?

Mar 30, 2015, Vol. 20, No. 28

Will we ever grow weary of this?

Doomsday Machine

Moviegoing heads for the exit

Mar 23, 2015, Vol. 20, No. 27

Will Smith, Margot Robbie

The Long Con

How much longer for pleasant, diversionary cinema?

Mar 16, 2015, Vol. 20, No. 26


Is Hollywood Racist?

It depends on which Hollywood you’re talking about

Mar 9, 2015, Vol. 20, No. 25

Dakota Johnson, Jamie Dornan

Virtue Rewarded

Including the virtue of keeping a straight face

Mar 2, 2015, Vol. 20, No. 24

Jeremy Jordan and Anna Kendrick

Movie Magic

A musical love story finds its medium

Feb 23, 2015, Vol. 20, No. 23

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